History of the Faculty

The history of the opening of the branch of the Scottish Heriot-Watt University in Aktobe

The history of the opening of the branch of Heriot-Watt University in Aktobe is a significant development in line with the directive of the Head of State, Kassym-Jomart Tokayev, aimed at reforming the higher education system to meet the demands of the economy. This branch was established on the premises of Aktobe Regional University, one of the largest universities in the western region of Kazakhstan.

Heriot-Watt University, with its distinguished history as one of the UK’s oldest technical educational institutions, boasts high international ratings. It consistently ranks among the top 200 universities in the QS world rankings in fields such as mathematics, chemical engineering, construction, electrical engineering, and oil and gas business.

Students from various regions, including Akmolinsk, Atyrau, Western Kazakhstan, Kyzylorda, Mangystau, and Zhetysu, have enrolled in the Aktobe branch of this esteemed institution. The educational process is conducted in English, with the participation of foreign teaching staff.

The branch offers three English-language bachelor’s degree programs: electrical and electronic engineering, petroleum engineering, and energy management, as well as computer engineering. Additionally, students have the opportunity to participate in academic mobility programs at Heriot-Watt University branches located in Malaysia, the United Arab Emirates, and Scotland. Graduates receive dual degrees from Heriot-Watt University and Zhubanov University.


Zhamanshin Akylbek

Position: Associate Professor of Heriot-Watt Faculty

Academic degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Mathematics

Phone: +7(701)2447746

E-mail: akylbek78@mail.ru


Associate Professor, Heriot-Watt International Faculty

Zhazira Bekzhanova

Position: Associate Professor, Heriot-Watt International Faculty

Degree: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Email: z.bekzhanova@hw.ac.uk

Address: Aktobe, st. Brothers Zhubanov 263, Heriot-Watt Faculty Building, 306


Coordinator of Heriot-Watt International Faculty

Bakhtiyarova Laura Ruslankyzy

Position: Coordinator  of Heriot-Watt International Faculty

Academic status: MA of  Pedagogy

Academic degree: Master

Phone number: +7 708 7252594

E-mail: lbakhtiyarova@zhubanov.edu.kz

Address: Aktobe city, A. Moldagulova Street 34,EFL Instructor on Foundation Course of Heriot-Watt International Faculty, room 304.


Coordinator of Heriot-Watt International Faculty

Zhumagaliyeva Aisulu Baizhanovna

Position: Coordinator  of Heriot-Watt International Faculty

Academic status: MA of  Pedagogy

Academic degree: Master

Phone number: +7 702 1057204

E-mail: abaizhanovna@zhubanov.edu.kz

Address: Aktobe city, 12micro-distreect 37, Coordinator of Heriot-Watt International Faculty, room 304.


Tutor, Heriot-Watt International Faculty

Akkenzhe Trusheva

Position: Tutor, Heriot-Watt International Faculty

Degree: Master of Arts (Foreign Philology)

Email: A.Trusheva@hw.ac.uk

Address: Aktobe, st. Brothers Zhubanov 263, Heriot-Watt Faculty Building, 115


EFL Instructor on Foundation Course of Heriot-Watt International Faculty

Manaliyeva Aida Zhuldanovna

Position: EFL Instructor on Foundation Course of Heriot-Watt International Faculty

Academic status: MA of  Philology

Academic degree: Master

Phone number: +7 708 526 21 70

E-mail: manaliyeva.aida@gmail.com

Address: Aktobe city, A. Moldagulova Street 34,EFL Instructor on Foundation Course of Heriot-Watt International Faculty, classroom 227.


EFL Instructor on Foundation Course of Heriot-Watt International Faculty

Berdaliyeva Dina Akimalikizi

Position: EFL Instructor on Foundation Course of Heriot-Watt International Faculty

Academic status: MA of Foreign Philology

Academic degree: Master

Phone number: +7 7074421415

E-mail: berdalievadina@gmail.com

Address: Aktobe city, A. Moldagulova Street 34, EFL Instructor on Foundation Course of Heriot-Watt International Faculty, classroom 501.


Tutor, Heriot-Watt International Faculty

Olga Furman

Position: Tutor, Heriot-Watt International Faculty

Degree: specialist

Email: o.furman@hw.ac.uk

Address: Aktobe, st. Brothers Zhubanov 263, Heriot-Watt Faculty Building, 309


Tutor, Heriot-Watt International Faculty

Akmaral Orazova

Position: Tutor, Heriot-Watt International Faculty

Degree: Master of Arts (Philology)

Email: A.Orazova@hw.ac.uk

Address: Aktobe, st. Brothers Zhubanov 263, Heriot-Watt Faculty Building, 220


EFL Instructor on Foundation Course of Heriot-Watt International Faculty

Shatanova Aigerim Asylgereykyzy

Position: EFL Instructor on Foundation Course of Heriot-Watt International Faculty

Academic status: MA of Foreign Philology

Academic degree: Master

Phone number: +7 775 209 21 16

E-mail: ai.mukhamedyarova@gmail.com

Address: Aktobe city, A. Moldagulova Street 34, EFL Instructor on Foundation Course of Heriot-Watt International Faculty, classroom 104.